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condition at local hospitals. the alleged gunman, 24-year-old james eagan holmes, is in the county jail, reportedly in solitary confinement for his own safety. his first court appearance is scheduled for monday morning. today, police began their search of his apartment after detonating an explosive device holmes had left inside, and authorities say that video shows him picking up a shipment of 150 pounds of ammunition. and new pictures of holmes have also emerged. in a summer lab program for premed college students in san diego where he grew up. that was six years ago. we have a team of correspondents working this story tonight, looking at those lives cut short, those who survived, and the investigation. joining me first is barry petersen with what we're learning about some of those who died. barry. >> reporter: the effort today has been to identify the dead. so far names of 11 of the 12 victims, and the release of every name is news that is devastating to family and friends. on his '27th birthday, alex sullivan had much to celebrate-- his coming one-year wedding anniversary, and from t
this evening. 24-year-old james eagan holmes is under arrest. the police say that he booby trapped his apartment before heading to the theater to carry out the attack. we have a team of correspondents covering this rapidly developing story, including the biggest mystery of all, the motive. first we'll turn to barry petersen. >> reporter: for theater goer this is started as a very special night for the many fans of batman movies. the suspect bought a ticket for the 12:05 a.m. special premier. law enforcement sources tell us holmes dyed his hair like batman's foe the joker. >> i was in the second row. >> reporter: shortly after the movie began, corbin date saw someone get up and leave through an emergency exit. >> i noticed a guy who was sitting to the far right went out to the emergency exit, which is unusual. >> reporter: parked outside the door was holmes' car. inside, an arsenal. he put in a helmet, bullet-proof vest, leg protection and armed himself. >> an a.r.-15 assault rifle, a remington 870 shotgun, 12 gauge shotgun, and a .40 caliber glock handgun. >> reporter: aurora police ch
million. 11 to pro-president obama. >>> james holmes, the suspected gunman is due back in court today. prosecutors are expected to read the more than 100 charges against the former doctoral student. holmes is accused of killing 12 people and boobie trapping his apartment. >> reporter: james holmes could face first-degree murder charges for each of the 12 people who were killed inside the theater. but a former prosecutor says holmes won't face an additional homicide charge after one of the wounded victims suffered a miscarriage. the family of ashley moses says she lost her unborn child over the weekend, another deep loss to the family after moser's 6-year-old daughter was killed in the attack. >> she came to one time and screamed where's my baby? i loved her for two years. i helped raise veronica for two years. and now they're gone. >> when holmes appeared in court last week, he appeared drowsy fuelling speculation that his defense may try to plead insanity. >> this is going to be a case where the focus is going to be on his mental state. his mental state during this process and his me
new details about accused killer james holmes. jim axelrod has that as holmes prepares to appear in court. also joe paterno's iconic statue removed. armen keteyian shows the sanctions it to be imposed on the penn state football program tomorrow. >> this is captioning sponsored by cbs the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor reporting tonight from aurora, colorado. >> jeff: and good evening, everyone. the epicentre of this tragedy is the theatre behind us. but tonight the focus of the investigation and the remembrance has moved well beyond. some explosives and chemicals removed from james holmes' apartment have been destroyed though investigators saved samples that are being sent to the fbi lab in quantico, virginia. the accused killer posed with brightly died hair for a photograph is scheduled to be in court tomorrow. and president obama arrived near buckley air force face. will meet privately with families of the victims. as the immensity of the the toll here comes into focus the driving question remains, why. barry petersen begins our coverage. >> reporter: the 12 dead have now al
james holmes isn't talking. remembering the victims. a vigil is held for those killed and wounded. >> we are thinking about them at this moment and will continue to think about them each and every day. >>> an judgment day at penn state. a day after the statue of joe paterno is torn down, the ncaa is set to hand the school's football team an unprecedented punishment in response to the captioning funded by cbs >> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, july 23, 2012. >>> good morning everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the alleged begun man in the movie theater massacre james holmes is due in court this morning. here's the latest. holmes is "lawyered up and isn't talking." the question asked now is what's the motive behind the attack? the answer is still unclear. 12 people were killed, 58 wounded. we know holmes applied for membership at a gun range. he was rejected because of a bizarre voice mail. he started buying the weapons and purchased 6,000 rounds of ammunition over the internet. the residents of aurora, colorado are mourning the victims trying to make sense of thi
james holmes to go on this deadly rampage. yesterday authorities finally gained access to his explosives filled apartment as jim axelrod reports. >> the bomb squad in aurora, colorado used their own small explosive device to disable the booby traps james holmes allegedly set at his apartment, the fbi agent is in charge. >> it went very, very well. the threat has not been completely eliminated. it has been significantly reduced. >> investigators broke through windows and used a camera to look around inside, revealing a trip wire attached to the front door and 30 homemade grenades. aurora police chief dan oakes. >> make no mistake, okay, in apartment was designed, i say, based on everything i have seen, to kill whoever entered it. >> by saturday night, all of the explosive devices had been removed, analyzed and taken to a remote location to be destroyed. >> now the james holmes apartment has been cleared, fbi teams will spend the day inside gathering evidence, also today, those residents of the building where james holmes had his apartment should be able to return to their homes. >> for su
visit woundedwarriorproject.org. >>> mail messages. colorado shooting suspect james holmes allegedly mailed a package of handwritten letters to one of his instructors at the university of colorado. guns and politics. president obama and mitt romney opposing views on the need for revised gun control laws. >> i also believe that a lot of gun owners would believe that ak-47s belong in the hands of soldiers. >>> and parachute twine. a daredevil jumps from a balloon nearly 20 miles above the earth a daredevil jumps from a balloon nearly 20 miles above the earth for a world record attempt. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, july 26, 2012. >>> good morning everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the university of colorado received a package from alleged theater begun man james holmes. the package containing handwritten papers was addressed to one of holmes' instructors in the ph.d. program. meanwhile, the first of holmes alleged victims was buried. teresa garcia in aurora, colorado, has our report. >> investigators say a package fr
but his demeanor caught everyone's attention. james holmes sat glassy eyed looking bewilderebewildered. >> reporter: good morning. suspect james holmes is back in s solitaire confinement this morning. his family is standing by him and they're concerned about the death penalty. investigators for james holmes defense team are scheduled to be inside the century 16 theater today looking for any evidence they can find which could help defend their client. on monday, holmes appeared in court for the first time for a preliminary hearing. his hair was dyed orange red and he had a dazed look as a judge advised him about his rights and his alleged crime. >> you committed the offense of first-degree murder which is a class 1 felony under colorado law. >> reporter: some of the victim's families were inside the room including ian sullivan, the father of veronica moser-sullivan. david waited outside of the courtroom. his son was shot in the head and is in critical condition. >> to feel the pain in there makes you more angry about this man that decided to take everybody's life. >> reporter: prosecuto
>> pelley: tonight, the colorado massacre suspect in court james holmes appeared dazeened and was prevented from speaking by his barry petersen was in the courtroom, john miller is on the investigation. penn state is hit with crippling penalties and joe paterno is wiped out of the record books armen keteyian on the fallout from the child sex abuse scandal. >> sports themselves can become too big to fail. in the penn state case the results were perverse and unconscionable. >> pelley: a pioneer has died. sally ride, the first american woman in space. and john blackstone on the survivors of the aurora massacre fighting for their lives. >> he needs to get better because he needs to be a dad. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. it was a strange and jarring picture. we got our first look today at the man accused of the worsz mass shooting in u.s. history-- the movie theater massacre in aurora, colorado. 24-year-old james holmes made his first court appearance, but from the looks of him, it wasn't entirely clear t
holmes was being treated by a university psychiatrist. anna werner is in colorado. the u.s. economy slows sharply, raising the risk of a new recession. rebecca jarvis has the latest numbers. the olympics get off to a ringing start, and mitt romney get caught up in it, in the traffic, that is. mark phillips is in london. and request "on the road" with a champion broadcaster. >> here's one. >> pelley: steve hartman with the sound and the story. >> reporter: you reported on 9/11. >> yes. >> reporter: pearl harbor. >> yes. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. most everyone who saw james holmes in court on monday wondered about his mental state or whether he was medicated. he looked like he didn't know he was there. he wasn't following the conversation, and when the judge asked hem a question, holmes' lawyer jumped in before he could speak. well, tonight, we have learned that holmes was in fact under the care of a psychiatrist before he allegedly opened fire on the audience in a movie theater in colorado, killing 12 and wounding
that say gone but not forgotten. meanwhile, across town you have investigators at james holmes boobie trapped apartment where he had a more elaborate plan for violence. it was chaos inside of a packed movie theater after a heavily armed gunman threw grenades and started shooting. >> we have a number of people dead inside of the theater. >> reporter: aurora police refused to comment on reports that the suspect, 24-year-old james holmes, had his hair painted red and called himself the joker. police said he was dressed head to toe in body armor and wore a gas mask. the suspect pointed a gun directly at jennifer's face. >> i didn't know what to do. i crawled into the aisle and waited for him to go into the stairs. >> reporter: he fired an assault rifle, a shotgun and at least one handgun during the attack. some of the shots went through the walls into another theater. the man in a blood soaked shirt and a child in a batman costume were among hundreds who made it out alive. cor bon dates was sitting in the second row. >> i felt the caps from the bullet burn my leg. >> reporter: the univers
that he comes to them as a father and a husband. authorities say the suspected gunman, james holmes, is not cooperating. a memorial across the street from the theater is now growing. tonight, hundreds turned out for a vigil to the 12 who died and 58 who were injured. teresa garcia begins our coverage from aurora. ♪ you are the strength of my life ♪ >> reporter: the community of aurora, colorado, came together sunday for a vigil, remembering the victims of friday's shooting massacre. >> our city will be stronger and greater because of our adversity. >> reporter: president obama met privately with grieving families. he spoke to the media afterwards. >> it was an opportunity for families to describe how wonderful their brother or their son or daughter was. >> reporter: sunday's service at colorado community church focused on the massacre, including prayers for the suspected shooter, 24-year-old james holmes. >> james holmes has a mother and a father, and they are carrying a very big burden. so we forgive him, too. >> reporter: just across the street from the crime scene, mourners w
today. 24-year-old james holmes is facing formal charges connected with the shooting spree that left 12 people dead. ed lawrence now has the latest from centennial, colorado. >> reporter: james holmes is being officially charged with murder be 12 people and injuring 58 others in a shooting rampage during a midnight showing of the new batman movie. during his first court appearance july 23rd, holmes remained silent. some people in the courtroom described him as dazed. legal analysts say holmes's lawyers are likely planning on an insanity defense. >> this is going a case where the focus will be on his mental state during this process in terms of when he is competent to even go through this process now. >> reporter: lawyers are also arguing over a defense motion to find out who leaked information about a packet holmes allegedly sent to a psychiatrist in the university of colorado denver. prosecutors said reports were inaccurate. the defense wants anything holmes sent to his doctor to be blocked from evidence. eleven survivors remain in the hospital, four in critical condition. edward lawre
reported after last friday's shooting. holmes has refused to cooperate. here's manuel gallegus live from aurora, colorado with more. >> reporter: murder suspect james holmes appeared in court this morning for the first time with bright orange-red hair. he seemed to be dozing off at times as the judge advised him of his rights and his alleged crime. suspected gunman james holmes made his first court appearance since the deadly rampage at a colorado movie theater. he was read his rights and asked if he understood why he was in court. >> you shall not harass, molest, intimidate, retaliate against or tamper with any witness to or victim of the acts you are charged with committing. >> reporter: prosecutors were given until next monday to file formal charges. police say holmes shown here in an internet photo on adult friend finder has lawyered up and is refusing to cooperate with the investigation. authorities say it could take months to learn what motivated the attack. the district attorney is considering pursuing the death penalty against holmes. prosecutors will consult with the families of
>> pelley: tonight the people versus james holmes. the suspect in the theatre massacre hears prosecutors charge him with mass murder. john blackstone was in the court. >> he had a kind of an evil or diabolical presence to him. >> pelley: a new diplomatic dust-up. mitt romney in the middle east says culture makes israelis economically superior to palestinians. jan crawford is with the candidate. syrian rebels hold out against the dictators' army in the ancient city of aleppo, clarissa ward has a rare report from inside syria. >> and george washington slept here. >> this is the roof under which he spent at least half of the american revolution. >> pelley: anthony mason on where the history of the reflution-- revolution will spin the future. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. james holmes heard charges today that could cost him his life if he is convicted in the colorado theatre massacre. prosecutors presented well over 100 charges in court today. 12 counts of premeditated murder. one for each of the people who died. and 12 counts of mu
. >> police say the heavily armed suspect, james holmes, walked into a theater and opened fire. >> he started shooting people that were trying to escape from that exit. >> 12 were killed and more were wounded than in any shooting in american history. >> i don't ever want to see something like that again. >> but the story is still unfolding as police try to disarm explosive booby traps set in the 24-year-old suspect's apartment. >> complete coverage of the tragedy in aurora on "cbs this morning saturday," july 21, tragedy in aurora on "cbs this morning saturday," july 21, 2012. captioning funded by cbs >>> and a good saturday morning to all those who are joining us now. still so many unknowns about this tragedy, this horrific heinous crime. we have so much to learn about this massacre and the young man accused of carrying it out. our own jeff glor is in aurora this morning. we will be going to him throughout the broadcast for the very latest. good morning to you, jeff. >> reporter: rebecca, good morning to you. a little more than 24 hours now after the investigation and recovery are still just
, colorado are trying to navigate through jamie holmes' home. at least 12 people are dead and over 50 are injured in a shooting. among those hurt is a 3-month- old baby. police say 24-year-old holmes walked into the theater and started firing. here's what witnesses had to say about the horror inside that theater. >> he was just in a black gas mask and all black. besides that -- [ inaudible ] >> he took a gun and pointed it straight to my face. he was literally three feet away from me. he was wearing a gas mask and he looked like he was from a s.w.a.t. team or something. i was just terrifed. i didn't know what to do. i jumped forward into the aisle and curled into a ball and waited for him to go up the stairs. >> there was a break. stuck my head up. caught a glimpse of him, the main silhouette and he started shooting again. >> none of us knew what was going on. at that point there's a large crowd in front of the theater and everybody started sprinting away from the theater. >> president obama cut his florida campaign swing short after hearing about the massacre in fort myers, florida.
's massacre in aurora, colorado. today two women who were wounded said the suspect, james holmes, was shouting at his victims. barry pederson has the interview. >> reporter: witnesses say the shooter said nothing as he repeatedly fired into the audience. but from the hospital, survivors alee young who was shot in the neck and stephanie davis who kept her friend from bleeding to death remember it differently. >> i see him up there. and i'm hearing him yell at people and then you just hear the rounds going off just boom, boom, boom, boom. >> reporter: off camera davis told reporters later he would shout, "what are you doing? i said stand up." he would pick people up. i saw him stand over someone. i just see hair and him holding the shirt and, boom. >> it's sad for me to know that there's people out there that just go through life where they just massacre, you know, for lack of a better word, just to massacre people and i feel so sorry for him. i feel so sorry. >> reporter: investigators, including the lead prosecutor karen pierson, scoured holmes' apartment today. investigators were also coming
family members and old friends of james holmes. he was a gifted kid, a student at the university of colorado, a phz. contradict that with this story that we have for you, it was the mere sound of his voice that led a gun club owner that we just spoke to to warn his employees about this 24-year- old. back on june 25, james holmes e- mailed an online application to a private gun club outside of denver in which he said he's not a drug user or a convicted felon. the owner called holmes three times to discuss his application. holmes never called back. our andean mccarren is in colorado. the message was very disturbing describing the voice as low, guttural, freakish even. he immediately told his staffers to not let holmes in to a july 1 orientation. >> one of my staff members called and said hey, what was the name of that person that you flagged for us? once that james holmes? i said yes. they said well, that's the name of the shooter. my main reaction was thank you, lord, for not giving him to us so we didn't have to have that problem. >> we also learned holmes purchased $300 worth of
>> pelley: tonight, there was an early warning of the movie theater massacre. james holmes sent a letter before the killings. reports from john miller and anna werner as the first victim is laid to rest. what grows in a drought? food prices. dean reynolds on how much more you'll be paying. rebels claim they now control half of syria's biggest city. clarissa ward is in syria. elizabeth palmer across the border in lebanon. and nasa's mission to mars. >> this mission is the coolest thing i think we've ever done. >> pelley: bill whitaker on why it's being called "seven minutes of terror." >> pelley: good evening, no one saw the movie it out days before thecoul ng suspect james it out days before thecoul ng suspect james d been sent to correspondent john miller detail cted. reporte u.s. p might sent out.they didn't fint know the pa butf's bomb it ives inside. sources say the a pent-up holmes to of his psors. in it he ta psors. in it he ta people andd crude s. days rooday's shooting butbee procesl former profiler mary ellen says we may see more letters from mary ellen says we may se
has been eliminated but other threats remain inside the apartment of james holmes. he's suspected of killing 12 people and wounding 58? yesterday's rampage. we have team coverage tonight and let's begin with teresa garcia in aurora. [ no audio ] >> reporter: the movie theater here in aurora remaybes closed until at least next wednesday but across town a much more active scene with the bomb experts making entry into the suspect's apartment and police are telling us it could take another 12 to 24 hours until they can safely clear out the dangerous materials. a controlled explosion went off inside the booby trapped apartment of accused movie theater gunman james holmes. flush the blast was designed to help law enforcement get inside the apartment which they say contained a complicated array of explosive devices trigger wires, chemicals and ammunition. >> the threat has not been completely eliminated. it has been significantly reduced. >> reporter: holmes is in custody awaiting his first court appearance monday morning. the 24-year-old former grad student is accused of the early frida
: the aurora police department released holmes avenue booking photo this afternoon and a lawyer representing the suspect's parents told reporters their heart goes out to the victims and their families. >> the family has elected not to discuss james or their relationship with james at this time. >> reporter: security was tight when the suspect faced the judge today. police stationed snipers on the courthouse roof. holmes is being kept in solitary confinement. theresa garcia, cbs news. >>> here in washington d.c. the senate observed a moment of silence for the victims of the movie theater shooting and over in the house denver's congressman jared polis thanked all those who sent their prayers and support to the families. >> one of the grave dangers stemming from our love of sports is that the sports themselves can become too big to fail, indeed too big to even challenge. the result can be an erosion of academic values that are replaced by the value of hero worship and winning at all costs. >> that, the message from the ncaa today as it handed down unprecedented sanctions against penn state. th
holmes -- 24-year-old james hole him will make his first appearance in court. he will be charged with shooting and killing 12 people at the opening of the latest batman movie. >> delia goncalves is tracking what's expected to happen today. >> reporter: good morning. james holmes appears in court at 9:30. he will be represented by a public defender after he reportedly stopped cooperating with investigators, this following the disclosure that he had a booby trap in his apartment. this morning we're learning much more detail about this 24- year-old. ' plied to a online gun club. before his application was reviewed, he was denied access. we also learned on july 2 he purchased $300 of tactical equipment. that company says they are shocked and appalled that he used their equipment in the massacre. our andean mccarren -- andean mccarren who was in colorado said he made the decision to deny holmes after listening to his voice mail. >> the voice mail was a very low base guttural sounding, rambling, incoherent deal that was strange, bizarre, a little freakish. one of my staff members calle
is on assignment. accused killer james holmes heads to court today as we learn details on how the colorado massacre could have been even worse. >> i'm norah o'donnell. new calls for gun control after friday's tragedy. both sides are now digging in. >>> i'm gayle king in los angeles. it could be one of the harshest penalties the ncaa handed down. penn state prepares to hear its fate in the wake of the sandusky scandal. >>> but first as we do every morning, we begin with a look at today's eye-opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> who are remembered are the good people impacted by this tragedy. >> colorado mourns as investigators search for answers. >> we refuse to even allow our state, our communities to be defined by irrational senseless violence. >> the booby trapped apartment of the accused mass murderer james holmes was "designed to ki kill". >> makes his first court appearance monday morning. >> some of the gravely injured may not survive. at least seven remain in critical condition. >> i beat you. i made it. you didn't take my life. you didn't take my friend's life either. >> should we reinstate
-old james egan holmes has been officially charged in the colorado movie theater shootings. >> the maximum penalty for a first degree murder charge is the death penalty. hyenas two a-- he faces two attempted first degree murder charges on each of the people killed in the shootings. edward lawrence has more. >> reporter: this time to hear the charges against him. >> 24 counts of murder in the first degree. that's 116 counts of criminal attempts to commit murder in the first degree. >> reporter: one for each of the dead and 12 counts of murder with extreme indifference to human life. those charges could mean the death penalty. the 116 counts of attempted murder mean two counts for each of the 58 people injured in the attack. they say holmes looked the same as he did a week ago with a shock of orange red dyed hair and no emotion during most of the proceedings. but holmes did speak when asked if he wanted to waive his right to a preliminary hearing within a within period of time. he said yes. some wore "batman" shirts, the massacre occurred during the first showing of the film "the dark knight
holmes had his hair painted red and called himself the joker. police said he was dressed head to toe in body armor and wore a gas mask during the attack. jennifer seager said the suspect pointed a gun directly at her face. >> i just jumped forward into the aisle and curled into a ball and waited for him to go up the stairs. >> reporter: police say holmes fired an assault rifle, shotgun and at least one handgun during the attack. some of those shots went through the walls into another theater. the man in a blood soaked shirt and a child in a batman costume were among hundreds who made it out alive. corbin dayton was sitting in the second row. >> i felt the caps from the bullet burn my leg. >> reporter: the university of colorado confirm holmes was dropping out of a graduate program in neuroscience. police found explosives in his car and his nearby apartment. >> his apartment is booby trapped with various incendiary and chemical devices and apparent trip wires. >> reporter: the survivors include a 3-month-old baby. >> she got shot. when she got shot, it was just got watching over us
of the crime later today. >> reporter: investigators for james holmes' defense team are scheduled to go inside the century 16 theater today. they'll be looking for any evidence they can find which could help defend their client. >> people versus james holmes. >> reporter: on monday holmes appeared in court for the first time for a preliminary hearing. his hair was dyed orange red and he had a dazed look at the judge advised him about his rights after alleged crime. >> you're accused of a class one felony under colorado law. >> reporter: some of the victims' families were inside the courtroom, including the father of 6-year-old veronica moser-sullivan, the youngest to die in the shootings. david sanchez waited outside the courtroom. his son-in-law was shot in the head and is in critical condition. >> i could feel the pain going on in there which really makes you a little bit more angry about this man that decided to take everybody's life. >> reporter: prosecutors have 60 days to decide whether to seek the death penalty. in that time the district attorney says she'll talk with the victims' famil
of the investigators is quoted by the "wall street journal" calling it a witchhunt. >>> james holmes, suspects in the colorado shooting massacre faces 142 felony counts, including two first-degree murder charges for each of the 12 people he's accused of killing. prosecutors are still deciding whether to pursue the death penalty. john blackstone has our report. >> reporter: this was holmes in court last week, the last time we saw him on camera. this time, the judge barred cameras from the courtroom. some of those still healing from wounds suffered in the theater shooting came to the court to see him formally charged. ali garby, whose 16-year-old son suffered a head wound, came in search of an answer. >> i want to ask him why he did this. i mean, you know, they were -- why he did it. >> reporter: but holmes said just one word. the judge asked if he agreed to waive his right to a preliminary hearing in 35 days. holmes replied, "yes." >> he had kind of an evil or a diabolical presence to him. >> reporter: maryellen hansen came on behalf of her niece, ashley moser who was shot in the neck. moser's
theater gunman james holmes was found in the mail room. the package which was discovered monday was handled by a bomb squad robot and x-rayed. it was sent to one of holmes former psychiatrist. in it he talked about shooting people and even included crude drawings of a gunman and his victims. the letter arrived days before last friday's shooting that had not yet been processed out of the mail room. the letter may help investigators learn more about holmes, but experts say not to expect closure. >> there is nothing that this individual could say to us that would cause us and the general public to sit back and say now i understand why you did this. >> reporter: defense attorneys got their firt look inside holmes apartment where authorities say he had planned to kill police officers using a complex network of boobie traps, explosives and chemicals. police have finally released holmes apartment building from being a crime scene and displaced residents will now be allowed back home. work crews spent the day repairing damage to the building caused during the police investigation. peopl
holmes, was under a psychiatrist's care. anna werner has more from colorado. >> any questions about that -- >> in his first court appearance, james holmes appeared disconnected from his surroundings. many questioned his mental status. now a motion filed by holmes' public defender shows he was being treated by a psychiatrist from his university, dr. lynn fenton. fenton is the medical director at the university of colorado denver anschutz medical campus where holmes was a medical student. she's also the person who he sent a package to. cbs sources say the package contained a letter written by holmes that described shooting people. holmes' lawyers now say the discovery of the letter should never have been made public because it contained communications from mr. holmes to dr. fenton that mr. holmes asserts are privileged. >> meanwhile, the victims of last friday's shooting are being remembered at funerals and memorial services. one of those killed was 18-year-old a.j. boik who just graduated high school in may. those who knew him well, family and friends, attended a church service frida
>> tonight, chemicals from the apartment of james holmes are taken to a field and blown up. hello, i'm bruce johnson, everybody. thanks for joining us. several new developments in the colorado shooting spree tonight. president obama will be flyingto aurora tomorrow. all of the dead have been identified including a 6-year- old girl. a survivor describes in detail from his hospital bed what went on during the attack, and tonight we're learning more about the suspect, james holmes. police say he was packing as many as 6,000 rounds of ammunition. we've got team coverage for you beginning with teresa garcia. >> reporter: bomb crews safely detonated the chemicals and accelerants they say james holmes left for police in his aurora, colorado, apartment. >> this apartment was designed to kill whoever entered it. >> reporter: police say the suspect's front door was fitted with a trip wire. nearby, at least 30 shells described as fireworks the size of softballs. saturday afternoon, a controlled explosion disabled the bomb inside. investigators also collected evidence outside the apartment, i
of murder and attempted murder. james holmes was back in court today and once again the families of the victims were there as well. reporter edward lawrence has more from centennial, colorado. >> reporter: james holmes once again appeared dazed and unfocused as he sat in a colorado courtroom, this time to hear the charges against him. >> 24 counts of murder in the first degree. 116 counts ever attempt to commit murder. >> reporter: it includes 12 counts of prepled dated murder, one for each of the dead and extreme indifference to human life. those charges could mean the death penalty. the 116 counts of attempted murder include go counts for each of the 58 people injured in the attack. those in the courtroom say holmes looked the same as he did a week ago with the shock of red-orange dyed hair and showing no emotion during most of the proceedings. he did speak when the judge asked if he wanted to waive his right to a preliminary hearing, he responded yeah. others in the courtroom had plenty to say. some, including victims and family of victims wore batman shirts. it occurred in th
accused movie theater gunman james holmes was found in the mail room of university of colorado denver. the package was handled by a bomb squad robot and x-rayed to check for explosives. the letter was sent to one of holmes' former professors, a psychiatrist. the letter arrived days before last friday's shooting that had not yet been processed out of the mail room. the letter may help investigators learn more about holmes but experts say not to expert closure. >> there's nothing that this individual could say to us that would cause us and the general public to sit back and say, now i understand why you did this. >> reporter: defense attorneys got their first look inside holmes' apartment where authorities say he had planned to kill police officers using a complex network of booby traps, explosives and chemicals. police have finally released released holmes' apartment building from being a crime scene and displaced residents will now be allowed back home. work crews spent the day repairing damage to the building caused during the police investigation. people continue to heal as well. mo
. >> teresa garcia has all the details of his first hearing from aurora, colorado. >> reporter: james holmes said nothing as he went before colorado judge wearing a maroon inmate jumpsuit, his hair died a bright red orange. it was the first time he's been seen since the early friday morning shooting at an aurora movie theater that left 12 people dead, 58 injured. >> you committed the offense of first degree murder, which is a class one felony under colorado law. >> reporter: the 24-year-old accused mass murderer appeared dazed and uninterested of the hearing advising him of his rights. also in the courtroom five families of victims. outside, david sanchez spoke about his daughter, kat medly. she is in the floor having a baby, one floor away from her husband who was shot in the head. >> she needs to have this baby delivered and take care of her husband, and everybody needs to pray for them. >> reporter: holmes is said to be uncooperative with police, leaving them to try to piece together a motive. they also want to know how he was able to afford $14,000 worth of guns, armor and ammunition. ho
other packages that were shipped to james holmes' home and the university of colorado where hole him was a graduate student. >>> the colorado shooting has reignited the gun control debate. members of jesse jackson's rainbow push collision were at magic johnson's theater. they are calling for lawmakers to be proactive to prevent the next massacre which includes reinstating the country's ban on assault weapons. >> weapons are intended for mass destruction. there is no need for an assault weapon to be in the hands of your everyday citizen. >> the ban on assault weapons expired eight years ago. new york mayor michael bloomberg says president owe bam in and mitt romney need to end their carefully guarded silence on gun control. >>> it is 4:31. here are some of the other stories making news now this morning. harsh punishments for penn state. the ncaa will announce corrective and punitive measures against the university at a 9:00 a.m. news conference today all in connection with the jerry sandusky child abuse sex case. the university will be spared the so-called death penalty which means it
, holmes neighbors were hoping to get back into their homes, but investigators are still collecting evidence in his apartment. >>> and today was the beginning of the memorial services for the victims who died in the shooting. families and friends of gordon said their good-byes at a church service in denver today. the 51-year-old father of four was the oldest of the 12 killed. he was at the movie with his two teenage daughters. luckily they were not hurt. he will be layed to rest later this week. >>> and we are now learning more about james holmes' childhood. a classmate and teacher from his castroville elementary school say they were shocked to learn that holmes was behind this. they describe him as friendly, clean cut, and a top student. >> he was pretty normal. he wasn't a loaner, like i heard him depicted later. he was always with kids. he got along well with everybody. >> he was articulate. he was a top student. he caused no trouble. very positive. very happy. >> prosecutors are expecting to file the formal charges on monday. right now, he is being held in prison without bond
in the colorado theater shootings. much of their evidence comes from the suspect, james holmes' apartment. and as elizabeth reports, we are slowly starting to learn more about what was inside and just how dangerous and complex it was for police. >> designed to kill. that's how police describe his apartment. police responded after taking the 24-year-old into custody early friday morning when he gunned down dozens of people inside a movie theater killing 12. he warned police about his explosive one bedroom apartment and what they found was a booby trapped disaster waiting to happen. >> this would be one of the first times what we can describe as a house bomb in the united states. some of these things do exist overseas. we have seen them in places like iraq and afghanistan. >> according to a law enforcement official, the space was rigged with more than 30 homemade grenades and so gallons of gasoline. it was calculated to maximize the strength. the control box is being examined by the fbi. holmes stockpiled supplies and weapons in recent months. evidence they allege of calculation and deli
of an actress whose career spanned more than half a century. stage and screen star celeste holmes found fame on broadway in oklahoma and she won an oscar in 1947 for her portrayal of a lonely secretary in gentlemen's agreement. holmes appeared in another son returns and the king and i. she fell ill a couple of weeks ago after a fire occurred in the manhattan apartment building where she lived. celeste holmes was 95 years old >>> a violent landslide was caught on tape. cameras were rolling on the second landslide in johnson's landing, british columbia. crews were there because four people were buried by a slide that happened earlier. right now crews are using search dogs looking for victims. at least three homes were crushed. >>> and in northern poland an amateur photographer captured this deadly tornado in action. one person was killed when the twister touched down yesterday. >>> coming up next, annie has the forecast. >> reporter: j.c., it is humid out here and is heating up once again with even hotter temperatures coming this way. also i have been sneezing lately. i'm happy to report that
24-year-old james holmes didn't say a single word during the hearing, but some of the victims' family members had plenty to say. eye lens and seemingly dazed the accused mass -- silent and seemingly dazed the accused mass murderer appeared in court for the first time. >> order -- ordinarily individuals are entitled to bail, but in light of the charges you or a no bond hold. >> reporter: at times he made strange faces even dropping his head and closing his eyes. the district attorney said the death penalty is a possibility, but that will take time and be made in consultation with the victims' families. >> there's so much victims have to take into account and victims will be impacted by that decision in an enormous way for years if the death penalty is sought. that's a very long process that impacts their life for years. >> reporter: david sanchez, the son-in-law of a victim, already made up his made. >> what's the appropriate punishment? >> death. >> reporter: alex teves took a bullet protecting his girl friend from the gunfire. alex's father tom sat in the front row in cou
not know whether holmes was on medication. they were given until next monday to file formal charges. >> there's no such thing as a slam dunk case. it is a case where we will -- we're still looking at the enormous amount of evidence. >> reporter: the district attorney said her office will consider pursuing the death penalty and consult with the families of the victims before making that decision. family members of several victims were in court during the hearing. some said they just wanted to see the suspect face to face. david sanchez's pregnant daughter escaped the massacre without injury. she is due to give birth today, but her husband is in critical condition after being shot in the head. >> everybody needs to pray for them. >> reporter: the aurora police department released holmes' booking photo this afternoon and a lawyer representing the suspect's parents told reporters their heart goes out to the victims and their families. >> the family has elected not to discuss james or their relationship with james at this time. >> reporter: security was tight when the suspect faced th
-old james holmes, had his hair painted red and called himself the joker. police said he was dressed head to toe in body armor and wore a gas mask during the attack. jennifer seager said the suspect pointed a gun directly at her face. >> i just jumped forward into the aisle and curled into a ball and waited for him to go up the stairs. >> reporter: holmes fired an assault rifle, shotgun and at least one handgun during the attack. some of those shots went through the walls into another theater. the man in a blood soaked shirt and a child in a batman costume were among hundreds who made it out alive. corbin dayton was sitting in the second row. >> i felt the cap from the bullet burn my leg. >> reporter: the university of colorado confirms holmes was dropping out of a graduate program in neuroscience. police found explosives in his car and his nearby apartment. >> his apartment is booby trapped with various incendiary and chemical devices and apparent trip wires. >> reporter: the survivors include a 3-month-old baby. >> she got shot. when she got shot, it was just god watching over us. >
. >> authorities investigate a possible message from the accused colorado gunman. >> james holmes sent a package to a university of colorado psychiatrist. >> filled with details about a plan massacre, including illustrations. >> discovered in monday afternoon in the mail room. >> a lot of gun owners would agree that ak-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not criminals. >> i'm in favor of the second amendment. >> mitt romney in britain for a >> the american people are not real concerned about tax returns. >> mitt romney going to be in london for the opening ceremonies of the olympics. he plans to take his tax returns, drop them into the torch. >>> skydiver felix baumgartner is back after leaping from the edge of space. >> scaffolding gave way. a death-defying high wire act in las vegas. >>> an unusual rescue near sacramento, california. a bull fell into a well and was stuck for hours. >>> cal ripken, jr., his mom was missing for more than a day. an armed man abducted her from her home. >>> it is a foul ball. he has no idea it's foul until right now. >> all that -- >> tell me you're not going to
, james holmes. police say he was packing as many as 6,000 rounds of ammunition. we've got team coverage for you beginning with teresa garcia. >> reporter: bomb crews safely detonated the chemicals and accelerants they say james holmes left for police in his aurora, colorado, apartment. >> this apartment was designed to kill whoever entered it. >> reporter: police say the suspect's front door was fitted with a trip wire. nearby, at least 30 shells described as fireworks the size of softballs. saturday afternoon, a controlled explosion disabled the bomb inside. investigators also collected evidence outside the apartment, including a shipping label from an internet store called bulkammo.com. they're said to have video of him picking up ammunition at a store. teresa garcia, cbs news. >> 26 people remain hospitalized after that deadly attack. seven of them in critical condition. piers oferrell is one of the lucky ones. he's being discharged from the hospital tomorrow. he was at the theater with a friend when a gunman burst in and started shooting. >> i knew exactly what was about to happen.
and injured dozens and dozens more. now we're learning more ant the accused gunman, james holmes. a court motion filed by his lawyer says holmes was under the treatment of a psychiatrist at the university of colorado in denver. that is the same place he had been studying as a grad student. holmes lawyers filed the motion to find out who leaked the information about the notebook that holmes sent to that psychiatrist. contained descriptions of an attack to kill people. his lawyers argue that information should have been shielded by doctor, patient privilege. >>> the olympics start tonight and one big question, will d.c.'s top swim coach be there? bruce leshan reports, there is new fallout from the allegations that rick curl had sex with one of his young swimmers 23 years ago and then paid her to keep quiet about it. >> sources tell us that local law enforcement is following up on these allegations even though the alleged abuse dates back so long ago. >> we followed up what we deem historic or cold cases in the past with successful results. >> still, no answer at the door of rick curl's $
the back of the theater and appears to have waited for them to arrive. 24-year-old james holmes was in the process of with drawing from the university of colorado denver's graduate program in neurosciences. his family is from the san diego area. police say his only prior record is a speeding ticket in october of last year. investigators say he had one handgun on him and three other weapons in his car including a 12 gauge shotgun and an assault rifle. >> we can't allow people that are aberrations of nation to take away the joys and freedoms that we enjoy. >> warner brothers canceled the premier of the film scheduled for paris tonight. the studio has not said if any other screenings might be canceled. the chain that owns the theater in aurora says it's working with law enforcement but it's stepping up security at several locations. >> we will always wish that no matter how much we do now that we had done more. >> president obama was in florida when the news broke. he made one appearance but chose not to campaign and then canceled the rest of the day's campaigning to come back to d
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